Friday, November 4, 2011

Parable of the Bridesmaids

This week's Bible Comic Translation is of the Parable of the Bridesmaids in Matthew 25:1-13.

The pdf file of the comic is available on my website:

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bible Comic of Matthew 20:1-16

This week's bible comic is of the parable of the land owner who went out at various times of day to find workers for the harvest. The full comic is found in pdf format on my website,

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Graphic for Matthew 18:15

This week's bible comic is a work in progress. This is the first page. I am stretching my artistic wings to see what can be done with clip art. These sillhouettes are from I used Adobe Illustrator to adapt them to the image of estrangement that is evident in this passage.
More to come...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bible Comic for Sunday Aug 28th Matthew 16:21-26

As with other bible comics in the series, this is availalbe on my website in pdf format at

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bible Comic for Sunday Aug 14th, "Who do you say that I am?"

This Week's Bible comic is from the upcoming project telling the story of the apostle Peter. I am working with Justin Martin, of R-Squared Comicz, and we are looking forward to sharing more from the work in the weeks to come.
These pages are available in PDF format on my website:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bible Comic for the week- Unclean things

Hello friends,
Here is the Bible comic for the week of August 14th. It is designed as a poster depicting the teaching from Matthew 15:10-11,17-20.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bible Comic: Peter walking on water

The Bible comic for the Sunday of August 7th is the story of Jesus walking on water, and the apostle Peter walking out to him on the water from Matthew 14:22-33.
This comic is an excerpt from "The Story of Peter," a graphic novel retelling of the life of Peter. I am working on this project with Justin Martin, of R Squared Comicz, and we look forward to sharing more about it in the near future.
A pdf of this passage is available on my website:

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bible Comic for July 31st: Matthew 14:13-14

This week's bible comic is a meditation on the time after Jesus hears the news of John the baptist's death. It is a time of healing for him and ultimately for many that day.

The bible comic is a booklet, in pdf form on my website:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

This Week's Bible Comic: Matthew 13:31-33

Here are updated versions of the parable of the mustard seed (Matthew 13:31-32) and the parable of the yeast (Matthew 13:33). Both stories illustrate that seemingly small things and small actions can have a large impact in God's domain. A pdf file of the comic translation is available on my website:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bible Comics for the Season

This week marks the beginning of a series of bible comics based on the gospel lessons in the lectionary (Revised Common Lectionary). It features Revised versions of the parables I drew three years ago, along with new materials. The pdf's are available on my website: . They will be added weekly, in preparation for the coming Sunday's lessons. This last week we featured the parable of the sower.
This week, we will be looking at the parable of the good seed and the weeds, from Matthew 13

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Nicodemus, John 3:1-17, Bible Comic Translation

Dear friends,

the following is a favorite passage of mine, the encounter between Nicodemus and Jesus at night. The willingness of both Jesus and Nicodemus to open up, to ask questions, and share deep truths reminds me of the kind of conversations had over a campfire. While there is no direct mention of a fire in the gospel text, it is very much in the theme of darkness and light that runs so strongly in John's gospel.

As with other bible comic translations, please feel free to use this for meditation or ministry, to share with friends or people you hope to reach out to in the name and love of Christ. I wish you blessings in the season of Lent.

Earnest Graham

Friday, March 18, 2011

Bible Comic: Matthew 4:1-11, The Temptations

Just in time for the season of Lent, a comic translation of Jesus' temptations in the wilderness.

This bible comic translation is available for use in ministry, and to help share the good news in this new medium. This translation was commissioned by Ms. Marcy Thomas, and it is given to the glory of God, and in thanksgiving for St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Chesterfield Virginia, USA.
Thank you Marcy!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

John 6:41-51 A Lenten Devotion

Here is a comic translation for an upcoming Lenten Devotional for St. Martin's Church. It features the story of Jesus declaring that he is the bread of Life. The scene reminds me of how easy it is to dismiss a person because we think we know them. The 'murmerers' in the story assume they know Jesus because they know (or know of) his parents. This is contrast with Jesus who is revealing the nature of his true Father, and the reason Jesus has come into the world.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Sometimes beauty --
and a moment taken to see and experience beauty --
is the window through which we see the Holy One.
Frosting --
whipped, white, whisps.
A hand spread it in the sky --
mixing bowl of God.
words by Shirley Smith Graham
--- from the blog Good Morning Church
photo by Earnest

Monday, February 7, 2011

Story of Peter

I am finishing artwork for chapter one of "the Story of Peter", a comic that looks at the life of the apostle Peter, and the experiences and principles that transformed his life. The project is a collaboration with Justin Martin, of R-Squared Comics. We look forward to sharing more about the project in the near future.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sponsor a Bible Translation

An invitation for churches, organizations or individuals who want to share the good news in a fresh new way--- sponsor a Bible Comic Translation.

I am currently working on comic translations of the Gospel lessons for the season of Lent, which will be March 13- April 10, 2011. The passages include:

  • Matthew 4:1-11 Following his baptism, Jesus is tempted by Satan in the wilderness.
  • John 3:1-17 A Pharisee named Nicodemus seeks Jesus at night.
  • John 4:5-42 Jesus encounters a Samaritan Woman at the well.
  • John 9:1-41 Jesus heals a man who has been blind since birth.
  • John 11:1-45 Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.

Each comic translation will consist of 4 comic pages. They will be made available in PDF format which can be downloaded for free from the Earnest Illustrations website

How much does it cost to sponsor a comic translation? The cost is $500 per bible passage.

What will you receive? As a sponsor, you will receive:

  • A dedication in the comic translation. The dedication can be on behalof of you, your church or organization, or in memory of a loved one. You will also be listed as a sponsor on the web page where the passage is downloaded. This may also include a link to your website, if you have one.
  • 10 printed color copies of the translation.
  • A CD with digital file of the translation, as well as other bible comic translations.
  • 1 page of original artwork from the translation
  • The benefit of knowing that the Good News of God’s word is being shared in a fresh new way with people around the world. They are being used by churches in worship, Sunday School classes, Small Group Bible Studies, and by people and families.

How do you sign up to be a Sponsor? Contact Earnest Graham by e-mail at . You can choose a specific passage from the list above. They will be available on a first-come first serve basis. Or you can simply say you want to sponsor a passage. (they are all good!)

Please sign up by February 25th to sponsor a passage for Lent.

Blessings to you all in this New Year!